What the legislation would do: Ahead of a November statewide vote on a proposition to legalize the recreational use of pot, state lawmakers have proposed a number of additional regulations on medical marijuana.
The bills include:
• AB 2243: This bill would allow a pot tax of $9.25 per ounce of marijuana flowers, $2.75 per ounce of pot leaves and $1.25 per ounce of immature pot plants. The revenues would be earmarked for law enforcement and environmental programs.
• AB 2300: Landlords would be able to ban medical marijuana users from smoking in their apartment buildings.
• AB 2679: Licensing authorities would be required to report disciplinary actions and complaints to the state’s new Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation. The bill also would authorize new research by the University of California into the effect of marijuana on motor skills.
The latest: All the bills have been approved by the Assembly. AB 2300 and AB 2679 are awaiting action on the Senate floor.
On Aug. 11, the cannabis tax measure was